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. >>> the news edge on virginia, the common health will be home to northrop grumman. they announced they are moving from southern california to northern virginia. john henrehan live with why the company chose virginia. i imagine the pentagon helped out. >> only about a mile and a half from where we are standing. we are not talking about a lot of jobs but very high paying jobs because this is the corporate headquarters of a fortune 100 company. d.c. wanted it, maryland wanted it but northrop grumman is coming to virginia. northrop grumman wants to be closegovernment. it has tens of thousands of workers at the shipyard in newport news and involved in aviation, technical services and information systems. virginia officials put incentive offers on the table. the ceo of the $34 billion a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it but the economies played a big role. that was the incentives put forth by the state and counties as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mc
million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
morning, virginia. heading eastbound, plus five minutes if you are making a trip between 50 and 123. that's congestion. 495 in virginia. finding lanes wide open and incident free from the wilson bridge to the american legion. over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we focus on campaign 2010 in maryland. and the free state's governor is going for a second term. today martin o'malley will make it official he is running for re-election. he will kick off his campaign this morning in baltimore. governor o'malley and lieutenant governor an anthony brown will visit largo, rockville and war dorff later in the day. >> reporter: polls show eave o'malley with a slight lead over ehrlich. >>> governor o'malley is telling state lawmakers they did a good job trying to lure grum drum to the free state, but the defense contractor is moving its headquarters to virginia instead. new this morning, official word from the company. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman ever since last january when th
in 30 minutes. on live doppler 9000 hd, i zoomed in to northern virginia toward loudoun county and the martinsburg area. some showers there are moving to the north. watch out. that is coming up route 15, frederick county in a while and we will all see rain showers move in the next two to three hours. temperatures start in the 40s and 50s going to only near 60 today. kris sneed has the traffic update. >> we will start in maryland on the beltway. checking out the outer loop from 95 to 270, no problems here. going to the realtime graphics and check out out, 4, 5 and 301 in brandywine. no issues to report. switch to inbound new york avenue. no issues from the times building to the third street tunnel. a clear commute. going back to the graphics, you can see construction should be cleared or in the clearing stages and no delays to worry about and 66 eastbound, live shot past 7100 to the beltway looking good. andrea? >>> good morning, andrea. the title of a hearing is called, i want to get this right, the washington metro system's safety, service and stability to examine the challeng
in west virginia, rescuers at the upper big branch mine are waiting to resume their mission. their effort is on hold tonight while crews vent dangerous air from the mine. four miners are trapped underground still. officials don't know if they are dead or alive. 25 miners died in monday's blast. two injured workers are in the hospital. steve handelsman is live in raleigh county with the latest for us. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. thank you. it was a big setback. not that it matters much to the four miners. everybody here says they still believe that they still imagine that on monday as this explosion went off and killed 25 guys, it was a big explosion, these four guys who were shielded from the blast and used their training and they knew where these shelters were and think maybe three guys are in one-and-one guy is in another and if that's right, these guys would be okay. their shelters are strong. most importantly, they have air to breathe. since they are designed for more than a dozen guys, there's plenty of air for these guys to survive through the weekend. but the disappointment comes
. it was in back of the vehicle. >> all right, lindsey, thank you for that. west virginia's governor says family members of the men still missing after a mine explosion are holding on to a sliver of hope. but about an hour ago, officials announced the gas in the mine is too dangerous for rescuers to get back inside. this is all taking place in the tiny town of monte coal, west virginia. katherine brown has the latest. >> reporter: crews are making headway high above a west virginia mine where four men are still missing. they are drilling holes through a thousand feet of earth and rock. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole. >> rescuers can't go back in until the gas gets vented out. investigators believe a buildup of methane contributed to the huge explosion that killed 25 miners on monday. but this is still a rescue operation until the other four miners are located. >> everyone is holding on to the hope that their dad or that's their brother or that's their son. >> crews on the surface are trying to send a signal to the missing men who may have been able to make it to an airtight chambe
the southwest of virginia. until that moves out, we're not in the clear. we'll come back a little bit. we'll tell you when we will be in the clear and look ahead to the weekend. back to you. >> and also tonight in your only local news at 7:00, the security shut down. getting ready to deal with the nuclear summit that will virtually close down a part of our town. at it again, a man who is no stranger to the park police, they are wanted for the racist graffiti out near reagan international airport. >> reporter: i'm lindsey mastis. in fairfax county, police have arrested six men connected with a home invasion. >> these six men were arrested up in rockville. >> reporter: the men face drug charges there. police they that they wore masks during a late night car daze. they brandished guns, tied up victims, fleeing with cash, jewelry, credit cards. and will there mite be other cases very similar in nature. >> reporter: they say that the men committed the same crime at another home in centerville. she believes that victims have not come forward. >> they don't want to be associated, perhaps with th
eastern ohio in to west virginia. that's where we will be watching this afternoon. if you are traveling south, you have hit the warmth jackpot. in the 50s but in the 70s near 80 in rich monday and norfolk. we will talk about how it will impact us the rest of the afternoon and the rest of the week when i see you at 12:15. >> thank you. >>> the cleanup continues in mississippi after a string of tornadoes ravaged that state killing at least ten people on saturday 6700s of home and businesses in rural mississippi were destroyed. the devastation has taken an emotional toll on those affected. >> i kept crying this morning. my husband kept saying what's wrong? i had to go in to town and buy a few things and everybody was saying something to you. well, what else can you do? if everybody keeps mentioning it, you know, you are going to cry. >> reporter: after hitting mississippi the storms continued to alabama where two deaths are blamed on the weather there. >>> a local university is investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus. this happened over the weekend at george mason university our
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
, virginia, prosecutor will not press charges against a tennessee woman who put her adopted son on a flight back to russia. he says the fact the boy flew out of dulles airport does not give him jurisdiction. the mother returned him to a russian orphanage saying it failed to disclose his severe psychological problems. >>> a push to turn more health care over to nurses. that story is coming up. >>> and we are looking for better news from your department, how ward. >> we have dense fog in affect. we will let you know when we will get the better weather. it is coming. 9 news will return after this. >>> tuesday will not rank as a chamber of commerce days thanks to the gray skies, off and on rain and chilly temperatures. welcome back to 9 news now. hearn howard bernstein is here to. will the chamber of commerce be pleased with your forecast today. >> today, tomorrow and the first part of friday. >> you are messing up our weekend. >> a little cooler once again. don't plant the tinner stuff unless you are in the northern neck. we could have frosts for another week. we had the heat but it was weird.
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
working with virginia tech parents on closing the so- called gun show background check loopholes nationwide. >>> our time coming up on 6:30. arizona is a battleground for illegal immigration. sandra endo reports this plan will be in this spotlight on captiol hill today. >> reporter: tough new border security proposals in arizona. it's a big effort to curb illegal immigration which some in the state say is causing major problems. >> those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence across our southern border and in arizona has increased. >> reporter: the state lawmakers passed what is considered some of the toughest border security legislation in the nation. local police would now be able to investigate a person's status, regardless of whether the individual is suspected of any other crime, which was the extent of the law before. the state's two republican senators are also pushing a 10- point plan which would include dispatching 3,000 national guard troops to the border. >> people are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to s
into areas of virginia. what we are going to have is this line coming through with generally showers, probably moderate showers and temperatures that will be dropping in a hurry. the blue dot is where the wind damage was today. tomorrow, a cool one for us. we' don't expect to see the return of 80 degree heat for a while. >>> that massive ash cloud coming from a volcano in iceland grounded thousands of flights in europe and delayed passengers over the world. air space won't reopen until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest. many european travelers are scrambling to book train tickets but for those passengers trying to get across the atlantic from dulles, frustration is building. >> we were told we meant to rebook ourselves. we could have been on an earlier flight. >> it's stressful. i have work and a lot of things i have to get back to. >> british airways and other airlines canceled all flights in and out of london tomorrow. the ash cloud is impacting u.s. military flights, particularly wounded troops who need to be transported to medical facilities. patients from the frontlines in iraq
on the beltway in virginia. road crews are set up at 50. 395 where it meets 95. and 66. speaking of 66, i want to show you the drive is nice and quiet out of manassas continuing through centreville. we are seeing construction on 270. it is heading northbound between montgomery village avenue and clopper road. already a few morning drivers out there. 95 northbound. we have construction here at powder mill. drivers are losing three lanes because of it. it should be clearing in the next half hour or so. look at the outer loop. in maryland doing fine. the outer loop between river road and the spur is where you can expect to see road crews on the side of the road. and i can't recollect back to you. >>> it's business as usual on captiol hill. the republicans say no to a democratic proposal and the democrats say they will try again. the issue, president obama's push for financial reform. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: the third straight day republicans will try to pry open the door to financial reform. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: they blocked debate on the measure for a seco
. >>> our time now 6:08. rescuers going back into a west virginia mine this morning, hoping to rescue four miners trapped since monday's explosion. in three minutes, the latest from the scene. >>> right now, weather and traffic. >> good morning. a fine start to the day. it's rather mild out there in maryland but late this afternoon, especially north and west of town we're going to have to watch for maybe strong thunderstorms. we'll get you going with a look at the day -- across maryland, a mild start. as we go through the noon hour, you can see temperatures rise, upper 70s, now low 80s in a few spots. even oakland, maryland, could be upper 60s. in the afternoon, watch out, we'll see a little lightning of thunder develop from west-to-east. 5:00, western maryland seeing some of that. moving potentially toward central maryland as well for the drive home. talk about the drive in, here's angie. >> out in silver spring, do watch out if you're traveling on 16th street approaching the circle, that is where we have a report of an accident. moving over to river road and goldsboro road, no issues her
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
virginia miners. crews have been met with dangerous levels of gases underground. >>> and as many as 20 people are displaced after an early morning. it took nearly 70 firefighters to put out the flames. "news 4 midday" begins right now. good morning, everyone, and weldcom to "news 4 midday." i'm eun yang in for barbara harrison today. thursday, april 8th, 2010. >>> a diplomat, an illegal smoke break and some miscommunication. that's all it took to set off a massive terror scare in the air. it involved a flight heading from reagan to denver, and this morning we're learning more about the confusion on board. news 4's tracee wilkins reports. >> reporter: when they say no smoking on a plane, they are absolutely serious about that. a diplomat found that out last night, and so did a plane full of people. mohammed yaaqob y.m. al madadi, a qatari diplomat, is accused of having a quick smoke in the lavatory of an airplane. that urge ended with him in custody and fighter jets in tow. it started yesterday on a flight headed from reagan international airport to denver. the "today" show interviewed
mine in raleigh county, west virginia. charleston. that blast was caused by a buildup of methane gas. mitt rescue crews are still hopeful they will find some survivors. steve handelsman has our report from raleigh county. >> reporter: as family and friends waited and hoped for a miracle the drilling teams made quick progress. boring a six-inch-wide hole down to the mine before dawn to where 25 men died monday. you about four miners might still be alive. they are drilling other holes as well. they are using pumps to pull methane from the chamber. so rescuers can re-enter. surviving miners may have made it to one of two sealed shelter. >> we know they didn't come out so -- you -- next option would be for them to go through that refuge chamber. >> dust, dirt, debris, blowing. if hi to put my head down i couldn't see. >> reporter: stanley is a miner who survived the blast monday. now he's agonizing about his missing friends. >> my very good buddy. people don't understand the comradey between miners. >> upper big branch mine cited 12 times last month for ventilation violations. >> all
in ohio with rain in to pennsylvania, west virginia. northern virginia and maryland. southern areas are still quiet. often live doppler hd, i want to show you the action to the west and northwest this morning across parts of the shenandoah valley. you can see it from bentonville and front royal across 66. as you get out of faulkier county between that and i-81. heavier rain to the north and east. seen it in loudoun county also, moving north of poolesville. that will get in to frederick county and the west side of 270. there you are seeing more moderate showers. as we go up north on 15 up through gettysburg heavier showers. on the weather computer, talk temperatures with you. low to mid-50s. south 57 in fredericksburg. we will see a day with more showers occasional thunder. highs mid-60s to low 70s on the south side of our suburbs. angie. >> thank you, howard. hey, everybody. a minute after the 5:00 hour. we are here to jump start your workweek and begin with a look at a realtime graphic. zoom in and look at 95 and the bw parkway. smooth sailing heading southbound toward 495. spookin
. >>> it is 8 after the hour, still to come the immediate impact the west virginia mine explosion is having on mines in virginia. >>> plus, officers beating a teenager in college park, maryland. it is caught on tape. what police are saying about what happened. >>> right now our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> good morning. maryland fairly quiet. as we look at doppler hd. a couple of sprinkles in and around the cumberland area. however, we will show you what is happening with the forecast throughout the day. at 9:00 this morning we are looking at temperatures 40s and 50s. 40sin oakland. 50 everywhere else. then to the lunch hour, everybody will have a chance of showers. 50s to near 60 in southern maryland and in the 50s near 60 with showers off and on through the afternoon. 6:09. angie has a look at the maryland commute. >> the traffic is from our own howard bernstein. look at this live shot. he traveled this this morning. 109 and 385. apparently these drivers will have to share a lane because we have this manure in the road. not only are they sharing a lane they a
to 64. that's a cooler spot. 70 in martinsburg, west virginia. our forecast for today, increasing clouds, showers and thunderstorms rolling in, but probably not until late this afternoon and evening. heaviest rains and shower chances coming after 8:00 p.m. this evening. for tomorrow, a lingering shower or two first thing this time tomorrow morning. sunshine breaking out by tomorrow afternoon it will feel cooler than average tomorrow, believe it or not, temperatures will stay in the mid to high 50s that will feel down right cold compared to the back-to-back 90s we've had. it's going to be a toasty one today, jerry. temperatures up into the mid 80s once again. >> chuck, we will be prepared. let's see how we're doing. early morning thursday morning commute getting under way. quiet northbound and southbound right now. as you make the trip on the capital beltway no hangups. let's see how we're doing along 270 southbound there was overnight road work headed out of gaithersburg, they are in the process of picking that up. northbound still working on the roadway, but no significant delays so far
in the panhandle of west virginia up into pennsylvania, some scattered showers across west virginia and into the ohio valley. that area of low pressure is going to be coming down our way later on today, and before that we may see a little sun this morning. but overall, a cloudy day, some showers by midday and then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. could produce some hail and damaging winds. that would be from about 3:00 orr 4:00 in the afternoon all the way through perhaps early evening this evening. highs reaching near 70 before then. things should settle down by late this evening and by dawn tomorrow maybe lingering light showers. after that we ought to get sunshine back by tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. then the weather does settle down considerably midweek. we veal the shine back on wednesday. should be partly cloudy. morning lows near 40. afternoon highs into the mid 60s. then lots of sunshine for thursday with highs near 70. let's check traffic on this monday morning. jerry, how is it look sng. >> good morning to you. good mornin
spending for the next three years except for national security. >>> today, the virginia governor will give details about a northrop grumman plane's mission to northern virginia. the new headquarters will be built either in fairfax county near the airport or in crystal city near the pentagon. northrop grumman is moving its headquarters to the washington, d.c., area for los angeles. it should bring about 300 senior level employees to washington, d.c. >>> in maryland, the governor is getting off his reelection campaign. he began a three-day campaign swing today in baltimore. he plans to stop in at largo, waldorf, and in another city later this afternoon. he will go to 11 stops total. he faces former republican governor robert erlich this fall. >>> after a stormy weekend, signs of clearing finally today. the winds are still being out there. brian van de graaf has a look at our first forecast. it was so nice to see the sun. we were ready. >> yes, we work. it was pretty nice after the morning clouds disappeared it. we see another batch of clouds working. another liddell system must swing in done
in the latest poll. >>> northrop grumman is moving corporate headquarters to virginia. it is not certain where in virginia but governor mcdonnell will come to arlington tomorrow to make the announcement. northrop grumman headquarters currently have 300 people. they provide aerospace, electronics information, shipbuilding and technical services. >>> both virginia and maryland are in the top ten rankings of states with mortgage fraud. maryland is sixth in the 2009 rankings while virginia is tenth. compared to last year, maryland is lower but just one spot and virginia rooked up to 24th in 2008. >>> in the news now, crews are racing to seal off an under water oil well that is spilling 42,000-gallons a day in to the gulf of mexico. the well began to leak after it exploded last week. repair crews are trying to use a remote control sub to reach the well head. it could reach the shore in as little as three days. >>> the brother of the late polish president says he will run in the election to replace his twin killed in a plane crash earlier this month. he says he will continue the mission of his broth
tribute for the miners killed in the deadly explosion in west virginia. the message president obama delivered to the family members and friends of those who lost their lives. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> we are on stormwatch tonight. heavy thunderstorms rolled rupiah a live picture from rockville. you can still see heavy rain -- heavy thunderstorms rolled through. a live picture from rockville. >> we are in the belfort furniture weather center, and all of the watches or warnings have expired. montgomery county, looking at some heavier showers out to the west korea across fairfax and loudoun counties. -- out to the west. across fairfax and loudoun counties. behind this, we are looking for things to settle down. that is the good news. we are not totally out yet. there could be yet another round of thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. for the overnight, showers. blows in the 50's. patchy fog in the early-morning hours -- those in the 50's. -- the lows in the 50's. >>> some dangerous driving conditions tonight, and some people were sent running for
the university area over to georgia. this is just volume. 495 in virginia. it appears everything is back to normal and back at speed despite an earlier accident at braddock road. 395 northbound from the beltway to seminary looks like that delay is setting in. finally wrap up before that with 95. we are slow in two spots. the prince william parkway to lorton and again from the fairfax county parkway up to the mixing bowl. that's an extra ten minutes in the car right now and that delay is growing. back to you. >>> today both the private and public remembrance of dr. height. the civil rights legend died last week. kristin fisher is live in northwest washington with a look at what is happening today. kristin? >> that's right, andrea. dr. height's family, close friends and even dignitaries will be coming here for the private viewing and that's set to start at 9:00 this morning but yesterday it was the public's turn to pay their respects to dr. height. more than 1,000 people turned out on tuesday for the viewing here at the national council for negro women which height headed for four decades.
hanging back well to the west. just now really coming into west virginia, last frame you see there, most of the storms south of columbus and south of pittsburgh, pennsylvania right now. where do we go from here? the area is not under severe thunderstorm watch. that's to the north. we have had a handful of warnings here. could see more, i think, up until 11 cloak p.m. it is really up until 11 cloak or midnight we could see storms and showers probably up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. in the morning. we have big changes on the way, sxwrim doreen. big-time cooldown for the weekend. we are going to take a look at the temperatures in a few minutes. >> thanks,ver couldn't. >>> to our top story. murder mystery involving a very popular d.c. school principal. >> brian betts was the principal at shaw middle school. police discovered him dead inside of his silver spring home yesterday. >> news4's pat collins talks with those who knew betts well. pat, what's the latest? >> reporter: the death of a principal. a case of murder. the cause, gunshot. was there any sign of forced entry into the house? >> there w
charges. >>> police in manassas, virginia, are trying to identify a body found in a pond last night. the man was found in the water between georgiaen county around 10:30, as well. he was found two hours after police first got the call. manassas city police tell 9 news it is possible the body is a man who's been missing in the area since wednesday. >>> police in montgomery county think two people may be involved in the murder of brian betts. the shea middle school principal was found dead inside of his silver spring home. a witness reports seeing a car leave the alley behind brian betts ' home. someone else may have taken his suv. it was found a day later. so far it hasn't given investigators anything to go on. police are desperate for a witness that may come forward and give them a big clue. >> if anyone saw anything suspicious that night and haven't spoken to detectives we need to hear from him. we want input on this case. >> reporter: a private service was held for brian betts in manassas, virginia yesterday. there will be a public memorial may 1st in north bethesda. >>> 11 suspec
between the prince william parkway up to backlick. that is stop and go. the beltway in virginia, i'm giving it two thumbs up. making your way from 95 to 66. no incidents. hey, maryland, 270, what's up on this interstate? going southbound at speed father hurley to the split. and we have a metro alert to tell you about. the green light is single tracking it. as we take a look on-line at our weather computer. it is single tracking between the prince georges plaza and fort totten because of broken down equipment at west hyattsville. >>> at the top of the hour you will see the signs today, make it a no phone day in the car. it is an attempt to draw attention to distracted driving. we are calling it the great hang up. kristin fisher has more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. well, from our campaign, the great hang up to the national no phone day, both are aimed at doing the same thing and that is exactly what the sign says behind me. you will see it in just a minute. it is urging people to take the pledge too put down their cell phones while driving. you may not know it by driving
of the virginia tech shootings, which left 32 people and the gunman dead. a day of remembrance on campus today to pay remembrancer to the victims. classes will be cancelled. two sitting benches will be dedicated to honor the victims. a candlelight vigil tonight. police officers caught on tape beating the university of maryland students say they are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended on monday. the video shows police hiddink student john mckenna with batons during a celebration must must. -- hitting the student during a celebration last month. one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> we have big changes for the weekend. right now it is 5:06 captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hadick friday morning. it's going to be a nice day, unseasonably warm. we are already near 60 degrees across much of the region. but there's a cold front that score to move through later this evening and tonight. that will pave the way for much lower temperatures on the weeke
ceremonies will be held across virginia today on the third anniversary of the virginia tech massacre. on april 16, 2007, a student opened fire on the blacksburg campus killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. today at 9:30 a.m., governor bob mcdonald will lead a ceremony at the capitol. as part of the ceremony, the bell tower will ring 32 times in remembrance and honor of the victims. virginia tech has canceled all classes today. >>> on the same day as this anniversary, three virginia congressmen are urging their colleagues to sue closing the gun show loophole. the three are pushing the bill that would require private sellers to perform background check for buyers at gun shows. the families of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy are sue you porting the bill. >>> the pentagon is changing its policy on how privately owned guns can be handled at military installations in wake of year's deadly shooting at ft. hood. robert gates is ordering a new policy to cover all branches of the military. he wants an interim plan in place by june with a permanent policy implemented nex
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
regarding a new contract when the union and dc public schools. >>> in virginia bob mcdonnell claimed april 16th virginia tech remembrance day. three years ago today a lone gunman killed 32 people and injured dozens more before taking his own life on the campus. a moment of silence was held on the campus this morning followed by the release of 32 balloons. thousands turned out for the 3.2-mile run in remembrance and a candle light vigil will be held later tonight. >>> one of the victims was leslie sherman, who had graduated from west springfield high school. today that school dedicated and named its track after leslie. peggy fox was there for the ceremony. >> in honor of all of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy, we'd like to do a moment of silence. >> reporter: april 16th is a day that virginia tech victims and families will never forget. >> no two ways about it. it is a tough day. always will be for us but events like this that add a little ray of sunshine. >> reporter: leslie is sherman was a 2005 graduate of west springfield high school. she was a model student and ran track. she
loop, to go eastbound 66, crash activity keeps the ramp closed. overall in virginia, not seeing any problems as far as the speed of drivers between 95 past braddick up towards this exit. as we move over to upper marlboro, this has been around since early this morning. eastbound 214 still closed at watkinsburg drive because of cash activity. you want to make a left onto watkins park and a right onto chestertown. then you go to kettering to make another right to access 214. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems to report out here. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> just when we were getting used to the sunshine, bad weather came in. we had heavy rains and strong winds that brought down power lines. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. just when we were getting used to the sunshine, the warm weather, it as starting to feel like summer. we had high winds and heavy rains that brought town several trees as you said. i'm standing in front of one of the biggest we've seen. this is a giant tree, and it has crashed into the town homes here in northeast d.c. i'm o
in missouri. >>> virginia governor mcdonnell say he is pleased with the one- day special session on wednesday. 90% of the amies made it through the house and senate including restrictions on abortion funding and hike in speeding fines. some big ones that didn't get through. cuts in funding for at-risk teens and cuts for public radio and television stations. >>> many maryland, ulysses curry is under investigation for the use of his campaign account. the maryland board of elections asked theostat prosecutor to see if the portion county democrat improperly used $53,000 for noncampaign use. curry is the chairman of the maryland budget and taxation committee. >>> it is time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here and says it is time to start saving money. >> that's right. if you head to the story for -- if you head to the store for appliances, today is the first day that they can take advantage of the cash for clunkiers alines program. district of columbia and virginia you are not far behind. the program hands out rebates toward the percentage of energy efficient appliances. maryl
, virginia, and it happened sometime after midnight last night. megan lagrath has the story on how it all started. >> well, good morning. this all began with a call to 911, smnl reporting that a family member was in psychiatric distress. police responded and inside the apartment, they found a very agitated man, they say. they say that officers had no choice but to use a taser. that man later died. police say paramedics were on the scene when the man went into cardiac arrest. but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. investigators are now waiting for the relates of an autopsy to see if the use of a taser played a role in the man's death. it all began just after 12:30 this morning with a 911 call. a resident at the wildwood park apartments on columbia pike said a visiting family member was having a psychiatric emergency. according to a police spokesman, when officers arrived, they encountered a naked, agitated man. >> they found an unclothed and uncooperative male. the officers were forced to deploy a taser to bring him under control. shortly thereafter, they notice
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
and virginia came together to ask for more oversight of the agency. news4's megan mcgrath joins us with more. >> good morning. there have been 15 accidents in the metro system in the last year. the chairman of the committee on oversight in government reform opened this hearing by saying that was completely unacceptable and that something needs to change. now, metro officials including the new interim gm, richard sorrells are appearing before that committee today to answer questions about their safety record and what's being done to make sure that the system and the passengers are safe. now, some lawmakers a calling for more oversight over metro. specifically that there needs to be an agency with real teeth, real enforcement powers to watch over the system as well as come up with safety procedures. right now they say there is not such an entity that has enforcement powers and plays that role. also, others are calling for more funding, specifically federal funding for metro so that they can get back to do some of the maintenance and other things that they need to do and they hope that that wil
, 83 degrees in springfield, virginia. already 83 in fairfax county out at dulles international airport where the record high today at dulles is only 84. so they're 1 degree away from tiths record and two from breaking it already at dulles international airport. of course, dulles' airport records only go back to 1963. the record at national airport is 94 degrees back to 1929. temperatures are going to continue to warm here as we have this strong western atlantic ridge of high pressure, the old bermuda high we usually talk about in august and july, it's here in april. sunny today. near record high temperatures. no doubt about it. the uv index is high today. spf 30 or better if you're going to spend time outside. highs today, 88 to 94 degrees. wait till you hear the list of impressive cities we beat to 90 degrees this year, including your hometown. >> all right. that means las vegas. >> that's right. >> all right. thank you. jerry edwards has an update on our midday traffic. how is it rolling along in this heat? >> good morning to you, good morning, everyone. tough going because of the ro
't get reports of a tornado. we were showing signs of rotation as it crossed from west virginia into washington county in maryland. this big hail core is headed towards fredrick right now, right on route 15and east, northeast at about 30, 40 miles per hour. we have severe thunderstorm and thunderstorm warnings that continue back in virginia and back to winchester and berryville. but that particular storm had shown supercell characteristics. individual thunderstorms that can take their own weather. and, again, just severe thunderstorm warnings right now until 7:00 for washington fredrick counties in maryland, northern part of louden until 7:00. let's go back to the weather computer and show you where we have the slight risks of severe weather from the storm prediction center and. i want to highlight that they have put there's a 5% chance of rotation showing up in the storms. and this is something i was concerned with last night, saying we had a chance of an isolated tornado. there's the watch box until 7 :00, mainly for fredrick, you are right under the gun. you will probably see
in february. >>> police are looking for a man accused of raping a woman in alexandria, virginia. it happened a few blocks east of the king street metro stop. the man grabbed the victim and threatened her with a cutter. police do not have a detailed description of the suspect. investigators are hoping anyone with information about the case will come forward. >>> letters telling hundreds of virginia felons to write a personal letter to the governor to get voting rights back were in error. a spokesman for the governor says the potential requirement is only a draft policy proposal. the letter stated as a new requirement nonviolent offenders must explain the circumstances of their arrest and conviction and detail their efforts to get a job and seek an education. virginia would be the only state to require a letter for thes restore ration of civil rights. >>> the death toll continues to rise from a strong earthquake in western china. there are reports that 300 are dead and 8,000 hurt as rescue workers struggle to dig people out. the u.s. geological survey says it measures 6.9. rescue efforts were
in west virginia. >>> we're going go back to montcoal this evening at 10. you can follow the latest developments on our website, for updates on the recovery efforts and an in-depth look at the safety history from massy energy company, running the mine where the explosion happens, it's on our home page at www.myfoxdc.com. >>> and following breaking news on a bombshell e-mail from a toyota executive. the "associated press" reports that five days before the massive recall, an executive wrote, quote, we need to come clean. the ap said the e-mail came from herve miller, a company vice president and went on to say, quote, the time to hide on this one is over, and quotes, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the report claims that miller wrote the e-mail as toyota officials were on their way to washington to discuss accelerator problems with the federal regulators. >>> friends and family are burying two -- funeral services were held today for boyd. the 18-year-old and three others were shot and killed last week on south capitol street in southeast. the mourners gathere
bureau alexandria lee says front royal, virginia, was hit with hail and lightning. it also caused downed trees and power lines. and this morning fema crews are in mississippi, the state was hit hard by these storms. 10 of the 12 fatalities happened in yazoo city according to the national weather service, that area was struck by a tornado that was a mile and a half wide with winds of at least 160 miles an hour. new video out this morning shows just how massive that tornado was. the high winds brought down trees and toppled buildings and homes. nearly 700 homes were damaged or destroyed, most in yazoo city. >> a lot of noise and debris. you could hear stuff coming off the roof. you could hear the front glass window breaking. it seemed like it lasted a long time. and then it was over. >> the inspection today by fema officials is the first step toward a possible presidential disaster declaration. >>> people in northern south carolina are also cleaning up a a possible tornado touched down there. people were injured and homes and buildings were damages in darling ton. the national weather serv
arms. in virginia several dozen people armed with weapons will hold a protest march at bradley point. the group says it intends to be the first to hold a gun demonstration at a national parks. >>> nearly 80% of people polled say they don't trust washington to solve the nation's problems. 22% say they can trust the government. nearly half say the government has a negative effect on their daily lives. most participants said washington is too against powerful and interferes too much in state and local matters. >> still ahead, 15 years since one of the deadliest terror attacks on american soil. we will see how oklahoma city is marking the anniversary. >> cutting the congestion on one of our area's busiest highways. if local leaders want to hear from you. >> it's only 44 degrees in roslyn. coming back with a full forecast. coming back with a full forecast. experience new positively nourishing body washes from aveeno, the naturals brand dermatologists trust most. delightfully fragrant, truly moisturizing. that's positively nourishing. only from aveeno. a man can only try... and try. i hear
to the beltway in virginia, volume is picking up. no incidents or accidents just volume. and then an accident in fairfax county, virginia that we are keeping an eye on. as we go 0 to the maps i can show you northbound 7100 between pope head road and braddock road. an overturned vehicle here. use caution. only taking away the right lane. and ya, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, a story that could affect your commute for a long time. >>> the board of directors will vote on this proposal this morning. so let's take a minute and break it down and look at what this plan is going to entail. starting with the big money maker for metro and it would be more rate hikes. rail fares increase by 30 cents and bus fares up 25 cents. and that change alone would bring in $90 million for metro. in addition to those rate hikes, the plan cut calls for cuts in service, especially on weekends and that is what has everyone talking he is proposing stopping rail service at 2:00 a.m. instead of 3:00 a.m. on friday and saturday nights and close eight entrances after p.m. on weekend and that's not all. take a li
area. find out how much it's costing virginia to get them here. >>> the sign says we buy cars. but do they? i'm beth parker. i'll tell you why some people are upset with this company. >>> this quick thinking 8-year-old is credited with saving his grandmother's life. what he did when she had a medical emergency behind the wheel. l.avrnndeais >>> d.c. wanted it and so did maryland but virginia got it. grummond is moving to the commonwealth. the news force on virginia. >> reporter: north republic grummond has a presence in virginia and thousands of workers in the shipyard at newport news. virginia officials put incentives on the table but so did government leaders in maryland and d.c. the ceo of the 34 billion dollars a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it but the economics also played a big role. the economics were both the incentives put forward by the state and by the counties, as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mcdonald estimated in
this. it is adding to the congestion we will see all morning long. moving to 495 in virginia. 95 to 66 a different story. pretty much smooth sailing. everybody is moving at speed on i-66, the eastbound trip it is slow between 50 and nutley. happy to report no incidents or accidents at this time. on the outer loop in maryland, we take it north of the district from university to georgia dropping speeds a bit. and 95 southbound this is something new to tell you about it appears we have an accident near the park and ride and that's the only incident on 95. nothing to report on the bw parkway. over to you. >>> a consequence of our bad weather, power outages. at last check 1600 power customers in washington and frederick counties, maryland are without power all because of those storms which moved through last night. our cameras caught the downpour in frederick, maryland. up to three inches fell in that part of the region. some people reported hail. fortunately no reports of any major damage this morning. >>> the cleanup continues this morning in mississippi. a string of tornadoes ravaged the
things open up. hey, virginia, are you ready for sunshine today? we sure are. 395 headed northbound between duke and seminary. and 95 headed northbound this trip. andrea? >> reporter: at 6:01, district police are desperately looking for a fourth suspect in tuesday's deadly shooting. that rampage left four people dead and faive others hurt. police call it the worst shooting in more than 15 years. investigators think it all began two weeks ago with another shooting over a missing bracelet. three suspects are already in custody, one just 14 years old. we're told he walk add way from a juvenile corrections facility hours before the shooting. the man who knows the teen spoke with our audrey barnes and calls the youth detention system a revolving door. >> once they leave there, they either graduated to the adult system or they wind up in somebody's funeral home. >> they are keeping an eye on the southeast neighborhood. they want to stop any potential retaliation before they start. >>> montgomery county police are looking for a killer, someone who shot a man to death near the howard cou
that just say look, we need to take a good look at virginia. >> it really comes down to building sights. so we're working to determine which of those will be the best for us. >> starting from 0 at this point is inconsistent with our timeline. >> the move is planned for summer of 2011. the ceo plans to make that decision on the arlington or fair fax within a few months. >> giving no ground on capitol hill today. despite being grilled by the lawmakers who are accusing the company of being unfair to clients. examining which role they might have played in the financial crisis. and today's hearing is focused on goldman's strategy with certain more of the investments. who still expected them to increase. and that the firm was in a position to make money at those investments declining. for that apparent complex, no apologies. >> the regret to me means something that you feel like you did wrong. and i don't have that. >> they were hoping to use today's hearing to build report for the registration now before the senate. >>> three violent robbers caught on tape. and they are looking for leads. two me
seeing snow showers all afternoon. that is how colin is there. parts of west virginia and kentucky also have showers. here is our story, a big change from this time yesterday. 56 in fairfax. gaithersburg at 53 degrees. it will be pretty chilly. we will head back to the mid 60's tomorrow. we will look ahead in the next few minutes. >> another setback for rescue crews in west virginia. the hurdles that are facing the search for missing miners. >> [inaudible] >> president obama response to [inaudible] what sarah palin had to say in return. >> how did a cow end up in a trapped in the trance of their shopping routine, some people don't notice the difference between meat and mystery when they enter... ...the frozen zone is it real chicken? or something else? some chicken nuggets and tenders look like they have mystery meat. with my perdue frozen nuggets, there is no mystery. just real all-white meat, made with 100% natural ingredients, no fillers, no preservatives, and a delicious taste your family will love. perdue frozen chicken. all-white meat. no mystery. >> you are watching abc 7 news at
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